Medine Kara

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The aim of this study was to identify the potential prognostic roles of the preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and red cell distribution width (RDW) in patients with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). 81 patients who underwent surgery for the larynx carcinoma were enrolled in the study. NLR, PLR and(More)
Background. Congenital absence of the submandibular gland (SMG) is a rare condition. Although complaints such as dry mouth, dental problems, or difficulty in swallowing may be seen, the subjects may also be asymptomatic. The absence of the SMG may be associated with hypertrophy of the contralateral SMG. Case Report. We report the case of a 44-year-old woman(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to evaluate the possible effects of adenoidectomy on voice and speech function. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-six children (20 boys, 16 girls; mean age 8.22±1.86 years) with adenoid hypertrophy and 50 healthy children (23 boys, 27 girls; mean age 8.54±1.92 years) were included in the study. Acoustic and spectrographic analyses,(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic otitis media (COM) is a disorder characterized by perforation of the eardrum and hearing loss following chronic inflammation of the middle ear cavity, ossicules, and mastoid cells. Eustachian dysfunction plays an important role in COM etiopathogenesis and postoperative prognosis. The determinants of postoperative prognosis are still being(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the results of patients who underwent frontal sinus obliteration with vascularized pericranial-subgaleal flap. PATIENTS AND METHODS Charts of patients (7 males 1 female; mean age 40.5+/-17.1 years; range 9 to 61 years) who underwent frontal sinus obliteration with pericranial-subgaleal flap between June 2001 and January 2008 were(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate the ghrelin levels in the children with adenoid or tonsil hyperthrophies. METHODS The study included 27 children (17 boys and 10 girls). Mean age was 6.9+/-3.5 years, ranging from 3 to 16. Ghrelin levels in the patients and their weight and height measurements were evaluated before surgery and after 3 months later of the(More)
Turner Syndrome (TS) is the most common chromosomal anomaly in women. Its psychiatric manifestations have not been clearly defined. Occurrence of schizophrenia is higher in patients with TS than in the normal population. The literature has reported instances associating stuttering as a side effect of antipsychotic drugs, particularly clozapine-induced(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of nasal septum deviation, without obstructive sleep apnea, on sleep quality. METHODS The present case-controlled study enrolled patients older than 16 years with nasal septum deviation who attended the Otorhinolaryngology Clinic between December 2013 and July 2014. The control group was selected from patients attending(More)
The head and neck region includes many vital anatomic structures. So, diseases of this region may have a more morbid and mortal course compared to other anatomic regions. In this article, we report a patient showing various symptoms due to a suture needle which was left in the surgical region during the extraction of the left inferior molar tooth three(More)
Rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis is an acute onset and often fatal disease. Risk factors include uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, hematological malignancies, and long-term corticosteroid use. Early diagnosis and treatment are important. The underlying causes should be treated, surgical debridement should be performed and appropriate antifungal drugs should(More)